Medical &Health

The 100-crore heist: Writ seeks judicial inquiry into illegal transfer of govt hospital nurses

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking judicial inquiry into the transfer of nurses working in various government hospitals in the country.

Supreme Court lawyers Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab, Barrister Mohammad Kawsar and Barrister Mohammad Majeedul Quader, on behalf of ‘Law and Life Foundation’, filed the writ petition.

It is likely to be presented before the HC bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Khizir Hayat in this week, said Barrister Humayun Kabir.

At the same time, the writ petition sought appropriate legal action against the culprits and refund of Tk 100 crore transacted in the transfers by forming a judicial inquiry committee headed by a retired High Court judge.

Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Director General of the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery, the accused in the syndicate concerned Md Jamal Uddin and the Governor of Bangladesh Bank were made respondents in the writ petition.

According to the writ, about four thousand nurses were transferred in the three months of September, October and November last year and it has been alleged that a syndicate has embezzled around Tk 100 crore through that transfer business.

The writ also included a report published in a daily on February 7 where it is stated that a specific syndicate is conducting the nurse transfer business.

A man named Jamal Uddin from Kushtia allegedly formed the syndicate by introducing himself as a relative of a high-ranking official of the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery, reads the report.

Tk 100 crore from the transfer trade was deposited in the accounts of him and his relatives from different districts.

Source: United News of Bangladesh